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Irish honour for butcher Brindon.

A HOLME Valley butcher has been honoured by his peers in Ireland.

Brindon Addy, who runs J Brindon Addy Butchers at Hade Edge, Holmfirth, was invited to the country by the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland in his role as president of the national Q Guild of Butchers.

During his trip, he was awarded honorary certified craft butcher status, as the industry-leading body launched its new certification scheme.

Brindon's hectic four-day schedule included speaking about the Q Guild at the ACBI's annual meeting in Dublin and taking part in a group discussion between members, where he was joined by Neven Maguire, one of Ireland's best-known celebrity TV chefs and ACBI ambassador.

Brindon was also among the judges at the Craft Butchers Young Butcher of the Year Awards and presented awards to the top three young butchers, where he again teamed up with Neven Maguire.

Brindon said: "Both the Q Guild and ACBI represent the independent butchers in their respective countries. I am sure our two groups can do much work together in the future."

The Q Guild promotes traditional craft skills and award-winning meat products. Its members serve PS3m worth of meat and related products to more than 250,000 consumers every week.

ACBI has 550 members across the 26 counties and is involved in training and upgrading, setting standards and raising the profile of the craft butcher.

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| RECOGNITION: Brindon Addy (left) receives his Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland honorary membership certificate from celebrity chef Neven Maguire (second left), joined by Hugh Maguire (second right), president of Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland, and its chief executive John Hickey
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Oct 20, 2012
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